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Leroy Sane: 'Chelsea biggest threat to Manchester City next season'

Sane: 'Chelsea biggest threat to City'
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Leroy Sane believes that Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea will pose the biggest threat to Manchester City's Premier League title next season.

Leroy Sane has tipped Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea to pose the biggest threat to Manchester City's Premier League title defence next season.

The Blues finished fifth last season, outside the Champions League places and 30 points adrift of Pep Guardiola's runaway champions.

However, Sane believes that the arrival of Sarri, whom Man City faced twice in the Champions League last season when he was in charge of Napoli, will rejuvenate the Stamford Bridge side.

"I think Chelsea [will be the biggest threat to Man City] because they have brought a really good coach," the Germany international told Sky Sports News.

"If you have seen how Napoli played last season, it was really, really attractive and really good. We really suffered against them.

"They will need some time to get really used to his tactics. They could be really tough. Also Liverpool too - they bought really good players. They could be really strong next season."

Sane was named PFA Young Player of the Year last season with 14 goals and 19 assists to his name across 49 Man City appearances in all competitions, but he was unexpectedly omitted from Germany's 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool22183150104057
2Manchester CityMan City22172359174253
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea22145340172347
5Arsenal22125546321441
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd22125544321241
7Watford229583232032
8Leicester CityLeicester229492625131
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham229493032-231
10Everton228683331230
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves228592328-529
12Bournemouth2283113142-1127
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2275102430-626
14Crystal Palace2264122028-822
15Burnley2263132343-2021
16Southampton2247112339-1619
17Cardiff CityCardiff2254131941-2219
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2246121631-1518
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

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